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Make Sure to Check your Outdoor Downspouts for Leaks Before Winter Hits

  • Categories: Drains
  • Date: October 9, 2019

There’s a new chill in the air, and soon there will be more leaves on the ground than on the trees. The Midwest winter is peeking around the corner. Before you put away the lawn chairs and oil the snowblower, take one more stroll around your house and examine your gutters and downspouts for leaks. […]

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Why Now Is a Good Time for a Sewer Line Inspection

  • Categories: Sewer
  • Date: September 12, 2019

“The sewer line isn’t my responsibility, is it?” The line running from your house that connects to the main city sewer line does belong to you. Any blockages or damage to the line is your responsibility, too. A damaged or clogged sewer line will not properly carry sewage and wastewater away from your house. Additionally, […]

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What You Should Do If Your Dishwasher Drain Clogs

“What is that smell in the kitchen?”  You’ve taken out the garbage, cleaned your sink, and checked the food in the refrigerator. You just ran a load of dishes in the dishwasher. What’s the source of that smell? You open the dishwasher and to your surprise dirty, smelly water has pooled in the bottom of […]

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Can You Still Shower During a Power Outage?

The thunderstorm that kept you tossing and turning last night also knocked out your electrical power. You wake in a panic; this morning is your big meeting and you need a shower. It looks like the power outage is lasting longer than anticipated. You know you can’t make your coffee, boil an egg, or turn […]

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Generator Safety Tips You Should Always Follow

Extreme heat can challenge the most stable power sources.  Air conditioners run constantly, putting pressure on the local utility.  Power outages can occur, causing inconvenience, damage, and expense. A home generator is a good solution to avoid those problems. But before you fire up the generator, do you understand its safety risks? Here are some […]

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Flood Control Measures are Important if You Live in a Flood Prone Area

  • Categories: Flooding
  • Date: August 20, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cites flooding as the costliest and most common natural disaster in the U.S. Here are some things you can do to protect your home and family. Buy Flood Insurance The standard homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover damage from floods. To cover flood damage, buy flood insurance, a separate […]

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How Old is Your Electric Panel? Three Reasons to Care

You probably don’t pay a lot of attention to your home’s electrical panel.  But you should, because it does wear out.  Some ways to tell:  Are the breakers in your box tripping often? Are they difficult to reset? If so, the panel may not be able to handle the electrical usage of your household. Why […]

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Things to Do if Your Transformer Goes Out

“Oh, no, where did I put that flashlight?” Are you suddenly sitting in the dark? A burned out transformer may be the culprit. What is the transformer? It’s a device that steps down the high voltage of the electricity delivered from the power plant to a voltage that can safely be brought into your home. […]

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